Con-turned-filmmaker Michael Dunn (*22 November 1970, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) directed "The Bet". Convicted of several rape crimes in 1995, and sentenced to 5 years in prison, Dunn continued his work as screenwriter. Texas prison proved to be harsh, but he survived. There, he wrote a biography about himself, in it, explaining some of the issues he has with women. At Sundance, Hollywood Producer Mischa Barton, stated in 2008: "He's not a bad filmmaker, but as a woman, and knowing about his past, I would always stay at least half a mile away from this guy...." Dunn is currently working on another short film, again, about violence against women.